Originally released on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace, Nostatic Software has recently brought its thoughtful little puzzle adventure game Quiet, Please! to Android and iOS devices, allowing you to explore (and shut people up!) on the go. It's a great fit for the small touch screen and will remind you of old school adventure games like Maniac Mansion, both in terms of gameplay and overall puzzle design.
After an annoying day at school, you just want to go home, have some peace and quiet, and take a nap. Unfortunately, everybody is making noise! The neighbor is mowing his lawn, dad's watching TV, mom is talking on the phone, the kittens are being a nuisance, and your little brother is, well, being your little brother. What's an angry/resourceful young girl to do? Why, make everybody shut up, of course! Move around the game's sidescrolling levels with the arrows at the bottom of the screen, and use the "interact" and "item" buttons to work with your environment. You have limited inventory space, you'll need to do a lot of exploring and experimentation to get items where you need them and figure out how they contribute to a noise-free home.
Quiet, Please! has a very old school feel to it, from the subtle sense of humor to the fantastic 2D design. The setting and story are also something every one of us can identify with (yes, I'm talking to you, neighbor who uses the leaf blower every day even though there are no leaves on the ground can't you see I'm trying to write a casual game review here?!!). The interface is simple but manages to get a lot done with just a few buttons. And really, all you need are a few buttons, as most of the more complex interactions are taken care of by the game. Getting some blissful quiet requires a lot of work and a lot of puzzle solving, but it's the sort of work you'll love doing!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC Incredible. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.